Salacia

Large bronze sculpture resembling a headless human figure. The surface texture is very rough with deep voids and coarse patches of metal. The brown patina has areas with a greenish tinge.
Michele Oka Doner
2008
This is one of three Doner sculptures installed together- Angry Neptune, Salacia and Strider. "Salacia, in Roman mythology, is Neptune's wife. According to the legend, the god Neptune wanted to marry her and she ran off and hid in the Atlantic Ocean. Neptune sent a dolphin to find her." Michele Oka Doner, Oct. 6, 2010 Doner began her Angry Neptune sculpture first and then while that remained in her studio, she began a companion piece, "to create a pairing of opposites from the imagined underwater kingdom."
Museum purchase made possible by a bequest from Clarence and Ruth Roy, the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund, and the support of the artist
2009/1.467
Monday, August 20, 2018